Berwick Teens Envision Bright Future for Community Through New Fund

May 29, 2024

Community Giving Foundation: Berwick is excited to announce the creation of its first fund established by a group of local teen leaders. The Berwick Teen Center Youth Action Board Fund will support the mission, vision, and programs held by For the Cause’s Teen Center in Berwick.

For the Cause is a nonprofit organization that empowers young leaders and catalyzes community revitalization by connecting individuals with resources through innovative drop-in teen centers and youth action boards. Through the organization’s programs, For the Cause strives to create a region where people thrive, actively promoting both professional and social sustainability. Currently its biggest venture, each of its Teen Centers are managed through a Youth Action Board of local teen leaders who assist in fundraising and building awareness as goodwill ambassadors for change in the region. As the Berwick Youth Action Board grew and developed within the Berwick community, the teens began to see a local impact—and an opportunity to serve their community on a larger scale.

“We wanted to have the opportunity to carry on our Youth Action Board legacy for years to come,” the teens shared. “By creating this fund, we are ensuring that our mission can actively contribute to the well-being and growth of the community long into the future.”

For the Cause directors work with the Youth Action Board to bring the goals of the Teen Center to life, engaging community and regional partners to provide a well-rounded set of programs. The organization knows that its success for future generations is only possible through the inspiring work of youth leaders today.

Danielle Pearson, For the Cause’s Director of Youth Engagement, explains, “Watching the journey of dedication and resiliency undertaken by the Youth Action Board members, both past and present, fills me with pride. Their tireless efforts, spanning years, have now blossomed into this amazing achievement. Witnessing their generosity and passion for enriching our community transform into the establishment of this endowment is truly inspirational.”

“The Youth Action Board leaders’ dedication and philanthropic spirit showcase the incredible potential of our youth to effect positive change and make a lasting impact in our community,” adds Teresa Peters, Regional Director at For the Cause.

Contributions can be made to the Berwick Teen Center Youth Action Board Fund online here or mail to the Community Giving Foundation, Attn: Berwick Teen Center YAB, 725 West Front Street, Berwick PA 18603.

Berwick is an affiliate of the Community Giving Foundation, which manages over 365 charitable funds and makes grant investments throughout the region to improve and enrich local lives. For 25 years, the Foundation has helped families, individuals, and businesses create a lasting charitable legacy in the Central Susquehanna region. Learn more at

Youth Action Board Members pose with For the Cause directors and Foundation staff at the Berwick Teen Center.